TAMPA, FL – According to tbreporter.com, a woman from Tampa suffered injuries in a collision with a Pinellas deputy who was off-duty at the time of the crash. The deputy rear-ended the woman’s vehicle on 54th Avenue.
The injured woman was identified as a 28-year-old woman from Tampa. The victim was transported to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries. Reports indicate that her injuries were not life-threatening.
The Sheriff’s deputy, also a 28-year-old woman, was not injured in the collision.
The incident took place at about 6:33 in the evening in Pinellas County.
The police said that the deputy was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound and hit the back of the other driver’s 2015 Mercedes C300, which was slowing down.
It does not appear that either driver was impaired at the time of the collision.
Rear-end crashes are some of the most common types of car accidents on the road. While many of these crashes are minor and only result in property damage or minor injuries, thousands of people die in these accidents every year.
Rear-end accidents are often caused by inattentive drivers. While it is important for drivers to remain alert and focused while driving, it would be unrealistic to expect that all drivers would behave this way all of the time. Even drivers who are typically responsible have momentary lapses in focus. Fortunately, vehicle technology is starting to compensate for human errors. Existing vehicle technology can automatically apply the brakes in a vehicle in order to prevent this type of accident.
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